Murals of angels wings adorning the wall at the community centre in Galashiels have been painted as part of a worldwide public art movement.

The Global Angel Wings Project has its roots in Los Angeles as a movement designed to engage the public with artwork and spread a little joy and happiness.

Two angel wings murals, one adult and one child-sized, now adorn the outside wall at the focus centre.

Members of the public are free to pose with the wings and, because it requires another person to capture the moment, it is hoped the wings will help encourage friendship and fun.

They were painted by local artist Kirsten Boyle, who has a keen interest in public artwork, after a meeting with Galashiels employability charity Works+ led to the idea of a set of angel wings becoming a reality.

Mark Timmons, Chief Operating Officer at works+ said: “The wings are part of a worldwide movement and we believe they are the first set in the Scottish Borders.

“The Focus Centre is at the heart of the Galashiels community and the angel wings outwardly celebrate the amazing things that go on inside.

“Art is slowly becoming a big part of what goes on at the Focus Centre and the wings reflect this.

“We hope that people will come along, get a photo taken with the angel wings and spread a little joy and positivity on social media.”

Local MSP Christine Grahame was only too happy to be snapped as the centre’s first official angel. She said: “I am delighted to be supporting The Focus Centre, and at last someone recognises that I have an angelic side!”